Abby Kluchin - Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Abby Kluchin

Associate Director – At Large

Abby Kluchin is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Ursinus College, where she also coordinates the Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies program and co-directs the Teaching Learning Institute. Abby holds a Ph.D., M.Phil., and M.A. in philosophy of religion from Columbia University and a B.A. with High Honors from Swarthmore College. She has previously taught in the Faculty of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Cooper Union and in Columbia’s Core Curriculum. Abby’s courses at the Institute have included Dreams and Hysteria: an Introduction to Freud; Writing on the Body; Visceral Theory: Affect and Embodiment; and Beauvoir and Beyond: Philosophy and Sexual Difference. She specializes in Continental philosophy, with emphases in poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, and feminist theory. Her current book project interrogates contemporary debates over sexual ethics alongside classic philosophical texts in order to propose an intersubjective theory of consent. Abby is also a compulsive reader of Victorian novels and science fiction.